<H1 class=storyHeadlineFull style="PADDING-LEFT: 1px; MARGIN-LEFT: -2px; LETTER-SPACING: 0px; TEXT-ALIGN: left">AMD Plans 12-Core Server Chip In 2010 </H1>
<DIV class=storyDekFull style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: white">The chipmaker introduced its two-year product road map for servers and workstations on Wednesday.
<NOBR>May 7, 2008 04:07 PM </NOBR><BR clear=all>

<DIV class=IntelliTXT>Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) on Wednesday introduced its two-year product road map for servers and workstations, saying it would release its first six-core <NOBR>chip</NOBR> next year and a 12-core processor on a new platform in the first half of 2010.

The new products, code-named Istanbul and Magny-Cours, respectively, would be 45-nanometer processors versus the 65-nm products <NOBR>AMD</NOBR> ships today. The number refers to the size of transistors on a chip. The smaller the size, the more transistors that can be packed on a single die, boosting overall performance at the same or lower power consumption.

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